The treatment involves passing the laser beam over the infected nails and surrounding skin. Your physician will repeat this several times until enough energy has reached the nail bed. Your nail will feel warm during the treatment.
|Treatment Session||All toes on both feet are treated for the best chance of success. The GenesisPlus laser procedure will take 15-30 minutes.|
|Number of Treatments||Most patients only need three treatments, but some need more if they have severe cases of toenail fungus.|
|Before the Procedure||While it is important to remove nail polish, decoration and jewelry prior to treatment, you can reapply nail polish 24 hours after treatment. You can resume your normal activities immediately following the treatment.|
|During the Procedure||Most patients describe the procedure as being comfortable with a small hot pinch at the end that resolves quickly. No pain medication is needed and most people find the treatment very easy to tolerate.|
|After the Procedure||Immediately following the procedure your nail may feel warm for a few minutes. The majority of patients can resume normal activities right away.|
|Long Term||You won’t notice anything immediately following treatment. However, as your nail grows out, the new nail growth should be clear. Toenails grow slowly, especially nails infected with fungus, so it may take 6 - 12 months for your toenail to clear.|